Community Action

by manisha

Community Action

Welcome Class of 2020!

All first-year students are required to register for Orientation by June 15th.

You can access Orientation registration through Matriculation Online(link is external).

During Orientation all Princeton freshmen take part in small-group experiences. Through outdoor activities, community engagement and athletic practice, incoming students learn what it means to be a part of the Princeton University community. 

Community Action (CA) fosters a welcoming and supportive environment where first-year students connect with their new Princeton family and establish lasting friendships, discover new places and topics, act through meaningful service projects, and have fun! As part of a small group, students do more than just volunteer; they have fun with new friends over meals, sleep and work in the communities they serve. They shop locally, cook meals together and discover what it means to be part of a community guided by experienced CA leaders.

Each day, small groups take part in service and learning experiences that impact local youth, inspire change and strengthen community. Through this work, students will think critically about the issues and opportunities facing our community and make a tangible impact alongside the dedicated people and organizations doing this work every day. CA trips gather together to reflect about the day’s work and will even have dinner with Princeton faculty. On CA, students explore and learn about their new home at Princeton through service!

For 2016, Princeton Orientation will take place from Saturday, September 3 through Wednesday, September 14. CA will run from Monday, September 5 through Friday, September 9. 

For any questions regarding Orientation, please contact More information can be found on the Orientation website (link is external). We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!